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Hemlock Bluffs Nature Preserve

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Address: 2616 Kildaire Farm Road, Cary, NC
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A great place for a quiet, peaceful walk, relatively easy trails

The reserve is quite small, compared to, say, Umstead, but it large enough that you're out of sight of roads and homes most of the time. The trails are relatively short -- up to a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 2, 2015
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Cary
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

The reserve is quite small, compared to, say, Umstead, but it large enough that you're out of sight of roads and homes most of the time. The trails are relatively short -- up to a couple of miles -- and some are friendly to people who can't manage tough climbs or descents. It's never been crowded when I've been there,... More 

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Cary, North Carolina
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

This lovely place is near my home, so I walk there frequently. The variety of paths suit every need from a meditative walk, to nature viewing, to fitness efforts. The staff are knowledgeable and friendly. Dog friendly, too! Just can't say enough wonderful things!

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Waldorf
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Nice place to walk for a short bit. Trails are well maintained with mulch. There are a variety of trails in various lengths and difficulty. All trails are less than 2 miles in length. One trail has a lot of wooden steps on a gradual slope (not steep). We walked 2 of the trails - the views are not as... More 

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31 reviews 31 reviews
6 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

We decided to walk-off some BBQ and was it a treat! We saw owls, millipedes, and a large Black Rat Snake among other things. The park has a couple of really nice trails for short walks. Enjoy!

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Bonita Springs, Florida
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

I had such a nice visit to the hemlock bluffs park. I went down the stairs to the creek and saw some pretty old trees for this region. I'm from ohio and there is a park there called mohican that has the most amazing hemlock gorge. I loved listening to the Tufted Titmouse call out to another one. That is... More 

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Cary, North Carolina
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11 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

I enjoy taking hikes among the beautiful hardwoods and occasionally birding on some of the trails. There are some nice overlooks. Most trails are easy, while one has some stairs. It can get busy on weekends, though.

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Murrells Inlet, South Carolina
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147 attraction reviews
374 helpful votes 374 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

neat visitors center. restrooms and water fountains and water bowel for dogs. walking trails (several loops to choose from) hilly and can be strenuous for those with medical conditions. Walk, Run or just smell the roses. Programs for kids. FREE

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Cary, North Carolina
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4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

The Town of Cary had the foresight to make the bluffs area a park and they have done a marvelous job with the trails. Right now (end of March) there are many native wildflowers blooming in the flood plain area

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Boca Raton, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

I wasn't expecting much but what a nice surprise! Well worth the visit and the time spent walking it. There were a mixture of families, couples, and solo exercisers that were on the paths and it was a great environment to visit.

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Holly Springs, North Carolina
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44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015 via mobile

Hemlock bluffs is a fun place to hike. The trails are well maintained and there is a nice visitors center with classes available. The park is named for the stand of Hemlock trees that naturally grow here. The trees are further south that typical for this tree. Come see and enjoy some of God's creation. This is a great place... More 

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Address: Address: 2616 Kildaire Farm Road, Cary, NC
Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Cary

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